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Oura Catholic Church

5-3 Minami-yamate, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-823-2628
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The oldest wooden Gothic church in Japan was built for the exclusive use of foreign residents.
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5-3 Minami-yamate, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-823-2628

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the facade is under construction, we did not go in. It is still accessible as the ticketing booth is still operating.

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The church is not that old and not impressive inside and the entrance fee is more than a lot of great sights in Japan. On the way up the steps to the church there is a little garden and a statue and tribute to the...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Oura cathedral is situated close to Glover Garden and is a beautiful 19th centure building but I didn't feel it was worth the 600 JPY entry charge - the interior is less impressive. I would just look from the outside and would be more inclined...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Interesting from a historical perspective, given Christianity came to Japan through Nagasaki but the church itself is neither that architecturally special or old. Admission on the steep side for the experience. Go if in the area and going to Glover Gardens but not worth a...More

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The church is small and simple, a peaceful place to spend a little time. I am not sure it was worth the price of admission though.

Thank BetsyHK
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The picture of the front of the church is the best part. And you can take it just in front of the ticket booth. Not worth to pay the 600 yen per person. Way to expensive for what you see, an old church building.

Thank Regine v
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is interesting to see so many Catholic Churches in Japan, but Nagasaki was the only entry point into the country for a couple hundred years. Many of the Portuguese traders stayed and established the churches. This one is up a hill and quite a...More

Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Not much to see unless you're interested in Japanese Catholic history. Admission is 600 yen.You can also enter Glover garden at an additional cost

Thank gineer
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We ended up not going in because we got there too late. The place shuts down at 6 PM. but the surrounding shops and buildings are pretty impressive. This whole area of Nagasaki is beautiful and worth a visit. The shop at the bottom of...More

Thank cris b
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Also memorialziing the 26 Martyrs (at the Main Station Area). This Catholic Church is testimony to Faithful Nagasaki people despite persecution. Front area is a little bit touristy, but good enough to walk through for a short visit. (i.e. Buy Castel Cake). Very moving and...More

Thank LHOVancouver
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